Amnesty International has sent a letter to European leaders who Chilean president Sebastian Piñera is currently visiting expressing concern about the serious human rights violations and impunity that continue to put all people in Chile at risk. Piñera is currently visiting France, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, and the Vatican.
The Government of Argentina looked determined Thursday to extend for four additional weeks the cap of 600 passengers a day to be allowed through the Ezeiza international airport, albeit with some exceptions.
Amnesty International's office in Chile Tuesday “repudiated” the wave of arrests and deportations of migrants after the enactment of the new immigration law promoted by the administration of President Sebastián Piñera, it was announced.
Formosa in the north of Argentina, next to Paraguay is one of the poorest provinces in the country and has been under the iron fist control and patronage of governor Gildo Insfran, who rules as a feudal lord, with virtual control of the three branches of the local government and excellent relations with the federal government in Buenos Aires where his deputies and senators support the ruling coalition in exchange for fat checks that ensure his perpetuity.
Members of the opposition, international NGO’s and several Catholic and Anglican clerics, have criticized Gildo Insfran, the governor of Formosa, and a close political ally of Cristina Kirchner, for treating those who test positive for the coronavirus and their close contacts in an “inhuman” way, forcing them into public isolation centers for over 20 days.
Amnesty International on Thursday presented 250,000 signatures it has collected from around the world in support of legalizing abortion in Argentina ahead of a crucial Senate vote. Argentina's lower house of Congress voted last week to legalize abortion, sparking jubilant scenes amongst activists.
Governments should stop blocking a temporary waiver of some global intellectual property rules that will help boost global access to COVID-19 vaccines, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday ahead of a key World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting in Geneva on December 10, 2020.
Amnesty International has documented grave violations of human rights in 2019 in 24 countries across the Americas. Examples of the major human rights events analyzed include:
Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future youth movement received Amnesty International's Ambassadors of Conscience award on Monday, days before a major UN climate summit in New York.
Amnesty International is to lose most of its senior leadership team after a report said it had a toxic workplace. The human rights organization's secretary-general, Kumi Naidoo, ordered an independent review after two employees killed themselves last year. In the review, one staff member described Amnesty as having a toxic culture of secrecy and mistrust.